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Edmonton at Calgary

Iginla, Cammalleri register five points each to light Flames

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CALGARY -- Jarome Iginla and Michael Cammalleri closed out the year in style for the Calgary Flames.

Iginla and Cammalleri each had two goals and three assists to lead Calgary to a 6-4 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

"We just congratulated ourselves on both of our firsts," Cammalleri said. "It was a lot of fun tonight for sure. I really enjoyed it and we are excited about the New Year."

During his 12 seasons with the Flames, Iginla has had four points on 14 occasions, including twice this season. But he had never reached five points until he had an assist on Cammalleri's empty-net goal in the third.

"It feels good," Iginla said. "It was a good way to end the year (with) a team effort and to beat the Oilers also for the first time this year."

Adrian Aucoin and Dustin Boyd also scored for the Flames (22-11-4), who have won four in a row and have earned points in nine consecutive games.

Craig Conroy and Daymond Langkow each chipped in with two assists, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves to record his league-leading 22nd victory of the season.

"I think Iggy and those guys, they won this game here for us tonight," Kiprusoff said.

Denis Grebeshkov had a goal and three assists for the Oilers (17-16-3), who have lost two straight after reeling off three victories in a row. They allowed Calgary to go 3-for-5 on the power play.

"We played a pretty good game with the exception of our inability to be able to kill a penalty," Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said. "That's killed us all year long. It killed us again tonight. We've got to find a way or find some new guys who can kill penalties."

Robert Nilsson, Lubomir Visnovsky and Eric Cole also scored for the Oilers, and Sam Gagner had two assists. Dwayne Roloson stopped 31 of 37 shots and his three-game winning streak was snapped.

The Oilers opened the scoring at 1:27 of the first period when Grebeshkov crept in off the point to swat a rebound past Kiprusoff.

Iginla then notched his 17th of the season to snap a five-game goal-scoring drought, before Nilsson put the Oilers back up by one with a power-play goal at 5:24 of the first period.

The Flames responded with a power-play goal of their own when Cammalleri converted a pass from Iginla to tie it at 2.

Iginla put the Flames up 4-3 when he took a pass from Langkow and snapped a shot from the slot past Roloson during a power play at 5:50 of the third period.

Boyd then swatted a rebound past Roloson at 7:25 of the third before Cammalleri scored into an empty net to put the Flames up by three.

Cole then added a goal for the Oilers with eight seconds left in the game.

Notes

  • Since first playing host to a New Year's Eve game in 1987 at the Saddledome, the Flames have won 10 times, lost five and tied three. They have a 3-0-1 record against the Oilers.
  • Conroy needs one more point to reach the 500 mark for his career.
  • Forward Curtis Glencross returned to the Calgary lineup after missing six games with a knee injury, while Edmonton's leading scorer, Ales Hemsky, missed his second successive game with a broken nose.
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Michael Cammalleri scores two goals, including one on the power play, and adds three assists.  (Getty Images)
Michael Cammalleri scores two goals, including one on the power play, and adds three assists. (Getty Images)

Scoreboard
Edmonton (17-16-3)2114
Calgary  (22-11-4) «2136
Three Stars
J. Iginla
CGY


Goals: 2
Assist(s): 3
M. Cammalleri
CGY


Goals: 2
Assist(s): 3
D. Grebeshkov
EDM


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 3
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
01:27Denis Grebeshkov (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Cole, Gagner
03:53Jarome Iginla (17), Snap Shot. Assist: Conroy, Cammalleri
05:24Power Play - Robert Nilsson (5), Wrist Shot. Assist: Gilbert, Grebeshkov
12:51Power Play - Michael Cammalleri (13), Snap Shot. Assist: Iginla, Langkow
2ND PERIOD
01:25Lubomir Visnovsky (6), Slap Shot. Assist: Grebeshkov, Gagner
12:00Power Play - Adrian Aucoin (6), Slap Shot. Assist: Iginla, Cammalleri
3RD PERIOD
05:50Power Play - Jarome Iginla (18), Wrist Shot. Assist: Langkow, Cammalleri
07:25Dustin Boyd (8), Snap Shot. Assist: Nystrom, Giordano
18:43Michael Cammalleri (14), Empty Net. Assist: Conroy, Iginla
19:52Erik Cole (6), Slap Shot. Assist: Gilbert, Grebeshkov
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
04:06Bourque, 2 min, Interference
08:26Roy, 2 min, Holding
11:43Brule, 2 min, Tripping
2ND PERIOD
04:12Gagner, 2 min, Tripping
10:02Visnovsky, 2 min, Holding
10:48Souray, 2 min, Delay of Game - Puck Over Glass
15:11Lombardi, 2 min, Holding
3RD PERIOD
04:47Grebeshkov, 2 min, Holding
09:00Glencross, 2 min, Slashing
15:55Aucoin, 2 min, Roughing
Shots On Goal
 123T
Edmonton871732
Calgary1216937
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Dwayne Roloson58:58315
Miikka Kiprusoff59:49284
Power Play Conversions
Power Play
Edmonton1-for-5
Calgary3-for-5
Game Information
Attendance - 19289
Referees - Paul Devorski, Rob Martell
Linesmen - Scott Cherrey, Mark Wheler
 
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